After I shared my free word slider cards for short o, some of you requested sets for the other short vowels. Today I’m sharing 21 free cards for short u!
How can we teach kids to sound out words?
I shared a variety of ways in my first post about word slider cards. You can see it here. After kids have a beginning understanding of what it means to “sound it out,” slider cards are a great way to help things come together.
The idea is very simple. You can use index cards or long strips of paper to write simple words to sound out. It helps to include a picture of the word at the end of the strip for self-checking.
Next, seal a business sized envelope.
Cut off the end of the envelope.
Insert a card into the envelope. Have your child say each sound as each letter or letter combination is revealed.
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Thank you so much for sharing your instructional material/resources. A simple thank will not be enough to express my gratefulness for instantly having these materials without spending sleepless nights preparing for the resources that would be suitable to my clientèle-the Pre-Kindergarten.
You’re very welcome, Maribel!
Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this!
You’re welcome, Amie!
Thank you so much for this materials. It help me with my pupils’ individual and group activities.
You’re very welcome, Hilda! I hope you find many helpful resources on my site.
I saw these and was extremely excited to print them out to use with my little, girl, but only the link for short o is working. The links to the blog posts work, but the links to the PDFs just say “Page Not Found”. Can you fix the links please? Thanks!
They should still be there! Try these tips: https://www.themeasuredmom.com/how-to-download-free-files/
I love the sliders, and want to do them with my kindergarten son. When I click on the short i link though, it goes straight to short u. So I have downloaded the sliders for short a, o, and u. Do you have a working link for short i? Also, did you ever create sliders for short e?
I just put links to all the sets in this post. Have fun!
I have been a reading specialist for years and I rarely find a good new idea. I love the slider cards and I want to thank you for sharing. These will work on whatever sound your child or student is having a hard time learning. There are some children who grab hold of sounds very easily, and then there are others that need that extra help. Thank you again for your site.
You’re very welcome, Cher! I love to hear from teachers and reading specialists. As I noted in my first post about slider cards, this idea is not original to me. Another blogger’s son’s kindergarten teacher shared the idea. It’s definitely one that more people need to know about!